Maybe the economic downturn does have a silver lining (see the Royal Gorge post). I wrote about Excel Academy in 2006. It was founded in 1997 and then was purchased by the Aspen Education Group in 2001. Aspen Education Group became part of the Youth Treatment Division of CRC Health Group in 2007.
Today it was announced that as of November 21, 2008, Excel Academy of Texas will discontinue operations and consolidate services. With the robust continuum of services within Aspen Education Group, we are in the fortunate position to consolidate Excel's services with other Aspen programs to weather the current economic downturn. Our network of solid, quality programs will allow us to continue providing the highest level of care for our current students and those still seeking treatment.